HyperDic: alibi

English > 3 senses of the word alibi:
NOUNcommunicationalibi(law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question
communicationalibi, excuse, exculpation, self-justificationa defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
VERBcommunicationalibiexonerate by means of an alibi
alibi > pronunciation
Soundsae'lahbay.
RhymesBi ... thereby: 16 rhymes with bay...
English > alibi: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaning(law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question.
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderdefense, defence, vindicationThe justification for some act or belief
Spanishcoartada
Catalancoartada
Verbsalibiexonerate by means of an alibi
English > alibi: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc..
Example "every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job"
Synonymsexcuse, exculpation, self-justification
Narrowerextenuation, mitigationA partial excuse to mitigate censure
Broaderdefense, defence, vindicationThe justification for some act or belief
Spanishautojustificación, coartada, excusa
Catalanautojustificació, coartada, excusa
Verbsalibiexonerate by means of an alibi
English > alibi: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningexonerate by means of an alibi.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Broaderexcuse, explainServe as a reason / reason or cause or justification of
Spanishpresentar una coartada
Nounsalibi(law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question
alibia defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.

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